Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: Short term (less than one year), or One year

Deadlines: October. Please check website below for the specific date.

Description: The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive instruction for language study in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Programs available for the study include Azeri, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Persian, Ukranian, Uzbek, Armenian, Buryat, Chechen, Romanian, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, and Yakut.

Courses are designed to strengthen participants' oral, listening, reading and writing proficiency in the language of study. Participants receive approximately fifteen hours per week of in-class instruction in the target language. Courses in history, literature, and politics are also available for advanced speakers. Other program features include peer tutoring, housing with local host families, and graduate- or undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

Several funding options available to US citizens only.

Visit the Eurasian Regional Language Program site or the American Councils Study Abroad site.

Award Details

Duration: semester, academic year, or summer programs

Location: Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova

Additional Qualifications: two years of college-level study in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language